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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Malcolm Mackay Narrator: Angus King Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781478964414
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"Malcolm Mackay has created his own world." --The Sunday Times [UK]

"A sharp-edged morality play delivered with the relentless intensity of machine gunfire."--Library Journal


Oliver Peterkinney and Alex Glass, two friends from Glasgow's desperate fringes, become involved in one of the city's darkest and most dangerous trades: debt collection. While one rises quickly through the ranks, the other falls prey to the industry's addictive lifestyle, accumulating steep debts of his own.

Meanwhile, the three most powerful rivals in the business--Marty Jones, ruthless pimp; Potty Cruickshank, member of the old guard; and Billy Patterson, brutal newcomer--vie for prominence. And now Peterkinney, young and darkly ambitious, is beginning to make himself known.

Before long, violence will spill out onto the streets, as those at the top make deadly attempts to out-maneuver one another for a bigger share of the spoils. Peterkinney and Glass will find themselves at the very center of this war; as the pressure builds, each will find their actions--and inactions--coming back to haunt them. But it is those they love who will suffer most . . .

The Night the Rich Men Burned is a novel for our times, and Mackay's most ambitious work to date, proving that in Glasgow's criminal underworld, there's nothing so terrifying as money.
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Quotes & Awards

  • Mackay's devilishly intricate storylines ultimately converge with lethal force. Vick Mickunas, Dayton Daily News
  • A sharp-edged morality play delivered with the relentless intensity of machine gunfire Library Journal
  • A bracing taste of Tartan Noir . . . A powerful morality tale . . . [Mackay] delves deeply into the psyches of his characters. Margie Romero, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • It's been a long time since so many pages went by so fast.... Mackay is a natural storyteller.... Surprisingly rewarding ... a thriller trilogy that thrills. Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post
  • [Mackay's] Glasgow Trilogy is classic . . . The subject is organized crime, but it's the author's blunt eloquence that matters. Don't pick up a Mackay book unless you've got spare time. They're habit-forming. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
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About the Author

Malcolm Mackay’s acclaimed debut series, the Glasgow trilogy, has been nominated for countless international prizes. The first of the series, The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, was short-listed for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, the Theakson Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, and long-listed for the the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year. Mackay was born in Stornoway on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis, where he still lives.

About the Narrator

Angus King is a Scottish voice actor with roles in a number of television commercials, corporate videos, and video games. His extensive audiobook narration credits include Last Days of Christmas by Christopher Brookmyre, The Incident by Kenneth MacLeod, and Gallowglass by Gordon Ferris, among many others.